Videography & editing by Fivel Rothberg
Energy on the Body panel
December 11, 2013
Powering comfortable and easy to maintain smart devices and garments is one of the biggest challenges facing designers working in fashion and wearable tech. How might technology be seamlessly integrated into textiles so that they’re wireless, rechargeable, and washable? Can hardware really be soft? At this Computational Fashion panel, engineer and battery expert Dan Steingart (Princeton University) moderated a discussion with John Kymissis (Columbia University) and Amanda Parkes (Skinteractive Studio, Manufacture New York), engineers and designers working at the cutting edge of energy and performance wear.
Dan Steingart, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton.
John Kymissis, Professor Columbia Laboratory of Uncoventional Electronics.
Amanda Parkes, biomedia designer & fashion technologist at Skinteractive Studio in Brooklyn, NY, leacturer in the Columbia University Department of Architecture and visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab.
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, public presentations and workshops, and will culminate in a symposium in Fall 2014. The lead consultant is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design.
Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.